Posts in Fly Fishing North Island

Manic Monday - Mornings on the Tongariro

Manic Monday - Mornings on the Tongariro

A couple of our good mates have just returned from another epic NZ trip. James Norney and Michael Hurren swam the long stretch from Melbourne to New Zealand in search of big fish and.... Read more

by Gus Lapin on 02/18/2019
Salty Saturday - King Tide Salt Fly Mid Season Report

Salty Saturday - King Tide Salt Fly Mid Season Report

The Bay of Plenty has seen one of the longest settled periods in a long time. This has made flats fishing conditions near on perfect with great sun and an often light breeze to take the shine off the water’s surface..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/16/2019
Targeting the Big Summer Browns of the Tongariro

Targeting the Big Summer Browns of the Tongariro

Here's an indepth article from Kyle Adams on the in's and out's of how to target the massive summer brown trout of the Tongariro river..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/15/2019
Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Friday Fly Day - Cicada Shy Fish

Chances are, that fish you are lining up may have seen a few imitations, probably presented less than ideal so is chucking a cicada your best move?.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/15/2019
Team Tuesday - Aaron Middleton of Hunting & Fishing Wairarapa

Team Tuesday - Aaron Middleton of Hunting & Fishing Wairarapa

Manic Mate, Aaron Middleton, is the owner of the Wairarapa Hunting & Fishing store. Aaron is a keen fly fisher but also likes long walks on the beach, geeking out on fly fishing gear and sitting in his Lazy Boy, listening to his favourite record with the cat in his lap..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/12/2019
Sunday Share - Go Fish Kiwi

Sunday Share - Go Fish Kiwi

Glenn Beach is the man behind the guiding operation Go Fish Kiwi, and lucky for him his son Alexander is pretty handy behind a camera and editing suite and produced this rad promo clip for him, check it out!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/10/2019
Salty Saturday - Kyle Melnyk Comes Up Trumps

Salty Saturday - Kyle Melnyk Comes Up Trumps

Rene, Yoshi and Kyle Melnyk shot out for a quick marker bash in the harbour last week. Some days you can pluck lots of small fish off the markers, other days it just takes one big one to get the job done..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 02/09/2019
Friday Fly Day - Jake's All Season Caddis

Friday Fly Day - Jake's All Season Caddis

The Jake's All Season Caddis is a new fly to the Manic Fly Collection and boasts many qualities. This a must have caddis pattern, I know they will have a regular slot in my fly box for a few seasons to come..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/08/2019
Techy Thursday - How To Revive GoreTex

Techy Thursday - How To Revive GoreTex

It’s that time of the season when your waders and jacket have seen a little use and can probably do with a little love. The funk is growing and your fishing buddies have joked (or not) about letting the dog in the cab and having you ride home on the back of the ute, that’s if they invite you along at all..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 02/07/2019
Manic Monday - Fishing With An Old Buddy

Manic Monday - Fishing With An Old Buddy

The more I fish the more I appreciate the other things associated with fly fishing and catching up with a long lost fishing buddy is high on the list. Life has got in the way of the days that Alex and I fished together regularly and what makes this even harder to happen is that he now lives across the ditch in Australia..... Read more

by Kyle Adams on 02/04/2019